June Challenge: Ventilated Wheel

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-16-2016 08:30 PM 1488 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made from a block of big leaf maple for the June challenge at our turning guild. I understood the challenge to be in may and made a scoop ( ) for it but they said it is now June. So there were a number of blocks left that nobody took, so I thought I’d give it a bit of go again in another way. The wheel is all lathe work but the stand is not.

It has a brass inlay around the perimeter but I am not happy how it turned out. It seems one brand of the CA glue did not penetrate the brass powder as well as the CA I bought at Harbor Freight. This will not be in the competition, just to give another aspect what can be made from the block. I threaded the 5 holes used for the back side rings so I could cut away the whole center and still have it hold to the faceplate.

It is 3/8” thick and 3 1/2” diameter and finished with Watco Natural Danish Oil

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 06-16-2016 08:36 PM

That is amazing, SO COOL. I love it. New to turning I have to shake my head on how much I have to learn!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 06-16-2016 08:42 PM

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 06-16-2016 09:12 PM

In the picture, it looks SO BIG!
... then we find out that it is SO SMALL!

What are the Groove widths… 1/8” 1/4”??

So small…

That one side, with the small circles on it, must have been flopping around very WILDLY turning those little circles… Yes? Seeing a video of That process would be scary to watch… I presume…

COOL NICE piece…


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 06-16-2016 09:12 PM


-- Joe, Ga

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#5 posted 06-16-2016 09:21 PM

Cool, looks almost Mayan.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-16-2016 09:31 PM

Wow, a lot of work!

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is its purpose? Does it have a function or is it Art?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 06-16-2016 09:44 PM

Looks very intricate, ergo., very complicated. I impressed.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 06-16-2016 10:13 PM

Like the design of the wheel Jim, look impressive with the stand. Must have a go at doing a wheel some day.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#9 posted 06-16-2016 10:41 PM

I agree with Joe Lyddon it looks larger than life!
In the smaller case, that was intricate work for an item that size.
It is beautiful.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 06-16-2016 10:53 PM

Nice one Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 06-16-2016 11:18 PM

you are getting bolder with this…keep t it. I haven’t made any in a long time..I made up so many designs I ran out of ideas I could produce.

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#12 posted 06-17-2016 01:52 AM

What can I say Jim. You just got a compliment from the best!
For my humble two cents worth, WOW.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#13 posted 06-17-2016 03:25 AM

Another awesome trivet, very interesting that you made it on lathe, must be tricky this offset turning.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 06-17-2016 04:00 AM

When Jim and I looked at the first picture, I told him ‘We can’t do that on our lathes-it’s too big’. Surprised us both when reading how tiny it is! Tell me if I am understanding this correctly… You took a block about 2”X2”X4” and used the bandsaw to resaw it into 4 planks that you then edge-glued together and turned THAT panel? Are you going to try to ‘fix’ the inlay? Would you post a picture of the disc in your palm? Thanks for sharing! It is mind boggling!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 06-17-2016 04:09 AM

I wont even ask how you did this I will just admire it and say well done .


-- Kiefer

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